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Description - History of Childbirth by Jacques Gelis

Highly detailed and clearly written, this book is the first full-length study of the complex system of practices, beliefs and taboos which surrounded conception and childbirth in early modern Europe.In a rich and scholarly study, Jacques Gelis reconstructs the activities and attitudes of the midwives and mothers, and the sufferings they had to endure. He continues with an examination of the role of the Church, the herbalist and the mineral world (touchstones and talisman) in the explanation of the mysteries of procreation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745618401
ISBN-10: 0745618405
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacques Gelis

Jacques Gelis is Maitre-Assistant in History at the University of Paris VIII.